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USDOL Launches Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program

USDOL Launches Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor is today launching a new nationwide pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program. PAID facilitates resolution of potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The program’s primary objectives are to resolve such claims expeditiously and without litigation, to improve employers’ compliance with overtime and minimum wage obligations, and to ensure that more employees receive the back wages they are owed—faster.

 Under the PAID program, employers are encouraged to conduct audits and, if they discover overtime or minimum wage violations, to self-report those violations. Employers may then work in good faith with WHD to correct their mistakes and to quickly provide 100% of the back wages due to their affected employees.

WHD is implementing this self-audit pilot program nationwide for approximately six months. At the end of the pilot period, WHD will evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program, potential modifications to the program, and whether to make the program permanent.

 WHD will conduct a public webinar on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern time to provide an overview of the PAID program. Attendees will learn how the PAID program works, determining who is eligible for the program, and how to participate. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

 Register to attend the PAID webinar here.

 Please visit the PAID webpage at www.dol.gov/whd/paid/  for more information.

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